Andrae Marrocco’s transactional practice is focused on domestic and international franchise and distribution matters. He has particular expertise in complex franchise arrangements, franchise system mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and cross-border / international transactions.
Andrae works with businesses and franchise systems at all stages of maturity across a range of industries, including professional services, technology, automotive, restaurant, retail, fitness and health care, childcare and education, real estate, manufacturing and commercial services. Numerous legal ranking publications recognize Andrae for his work in franchise law.
Advising on all aspects of Canadian franchise and distribution law, Andrae provides guidance on structuring and expansion strategies, negotiation of franchise, master franchise and area development agreements, distribution and licensing agreements, regulatory and disclosure compliance, trademarks, acquisitions and dispositions, system changes, disputes and enforcement. He has significant experience advising foreign franchisors expanding into the Canadian market.
Andrae’s corporate practice focuses on advising Canadian and international businesses on cross-border expansion, corporate structures, negotiated M&A transactions and corporate governance. He advises on ownership arrangements, including sophisticated shareholder, partnership and joint venture agreements; financing and restructuring matters; complex commercial arrangements; private equity investments and international transactions.
Andrae is a frequent presenter at Canadian and international franchise conferences, and a regular contributor to national and international franchise publications. He is an active member of various North American franchise organizations, serving on several steering committees.